An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to excrete urine)
a. to urinate
Tomar cerveza puede hacerte orinar con más frecuencia.Drinking beer can make you have to urinate more often.
b. to pee
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Mami, necesito ir al baño, ¡tengo muchas ganas de orinar!Mom, I need to go to the bathroom, I really need to pee!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to excrete liquids)
a. to urinate
Necesito ir al médico; esta mañana oriné sangre.I need to see a doctor; I urinated blood this morning.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to urinate on yourself)
a. to wet oneself
Ana estaba tosiendo tan fuerte que se orinó. ¡Estaba tan avergonzada!Ana was coughing so hard that she wet herself. She was so embarrassed!
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to wet oneself
orinarse en la camato wet the bed
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intransitive verb
(gen) to urinate
transitive verb
orinar sangre to pass blood in the urine; (in the urine)
pronominal verb
orinarse to wet o.s.
orinarse en la cama to wet one's bed; orinarse encima to wet o.s.
Me pusieron una bolsa de plástico, en dos ocasiones me desmayé y en una [me oriné encima.]
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